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ZTE teams up with Indian carriers for early 5G testing

This morning, the Economic Times reports that ZTE has begun trial testing in India for 5G technology. The report cites that India's top telecom companies like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, and Reliance Jio have been working with Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone manufacturer ZTE. India is one of the largest global wireless markets and one that has plenty of room for expansion. Fan Xiaobing, president of global marketing and solutions for ZTE told Economic Times: India is a very important market for us. Telecom industry is all about scale, and India offers scale. Indian telecom...



Screen protector show Galaxy S9+ bezels will be only slightly thinner than S8+’s

What do you do when the bezels on your phone are already very slim? Well, not much. This side-by-side comparison of screen protectors meant for the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S9+ shows barely any difference. Okay, the bottom bezel appears slightly smaller so the new phone could be a millimeter or two shorter (hard to tell from this angle). But height is the less important direction - the 18.5:9 screen already made the phone pretty tall, a millimeter more or less doesn't matter all that much. Screen protector for the Galaxy S8+ (left) and Galaxy S9+ (right) And there's not much to do...



Samsung resumes the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung has corrected the issue with the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and the rollout has resumed. The new firmware brings the software version up to G950FXXU1CRB7 for the S8 and G955XXU1CRB7 for the S8+. The update weighs 530MB for users who updated their phones before the rollout was suspended, those who haven't are looking at a larger download. Samsung Galaxy S8+ receiving the Oreo update (again) We don't know the exact timing of the latest rollout, though we've heard that Galaxy S8+ phones in Germany are currently receiving it. Thanks goes to Ovidiu for sending...



Asus plans Zenfone 4 series launch in July

In January Asus was planning to launch its new Zenfone 4 series in May. Yet the Taiwanese company is now having a change of plans and is postponing the release to the end of July because of "design overhaul and efficiency upgrades". Jerry Shen, Asus CEO, said the Zenfone 4 smartphones would arrive in Q3 2017 with competitive prices, aiming to turn around the money-losing phone business of the company. Preliminary financial results show Asus is struggling with operating loss but will swing back to profitability by the end of 2017. The upcoming Zenfone 4 series will have a flagship...



Moto X4 leaks again hours before the official launch

Lenovo is having an event tonight at IFA 2017 at 8 PM local time. The company is expected to unveil the Moto X4, but it won't come as a surprise since photos and specs of the phone along with price popped up across the internet. Motorola Moto X4 leaks - all specs, new high res press pics & more - launching today for 399 Euro https://t.co/eW0oQj36WO pic.twitter.com/67JFWL5PZl— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 31, 2017 The Moto X4 is coming with 5.2" AMOLED screen. The resolution is Full HD, and the display is the space where the function keys are positioned. There is also a fingerprint...